If you are conducting some Purcell family history research then you can view the Purcell coat of arms and the name meaning and origin of the name as well as the meaning of symbols below. This is a great place to start when tracing your genealogy and Purcell surname history and will help you answer the question 'what is the meaning of my name?'
The name Purcell in Ireland
is of Anglo-Norman origin, being
taken from the French word 'pourcel'
and was brought to the country
during the twelfth century.
The immigrants established the
Puirseil Sept along native Gaelic
lines and were located in County
Tipperary and surrounding Counties.
A Sept is an ancient Clan-like collective describing a group of persons whose immediate ancestors bore a common surname and inhabited the same territory.
|Sable/Black||Denotes Constancy and sometimes Grief.|
|Vert/Green||Signifies Hope, Joy and sometimes, Loyalty in Love|
|The Saltire/St. Andrew's Cross||signifies the symbol of Resolution|
|The Wolf||Symbolising the rewards of perseverance in long sieges or industry|
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